Category: Vegan & Vegetarian

Smoked Goat Gouda Broccoli Cheese Rice

Goat Cheese Broccoli Rice This version of broccoli cheese rice is made with smoked gouda goat cheese, jasmine rice, and coconut milk.  It’s perfect for those of us trying to avoid the casein found in cow’s milk.   Plus who doesn’t love goat cheese?  Or creamy cheesy broccoli rice dishes. Recently, at my favorite store the goat cheese section expanded.  We found a goat cheese...

spiced potato wedges with vegan nacho cheese and spicy jalapeño slices

Vegan Cheese Spiced Potato Nachos

These organic, gluten-free spiced potato nachos are made from Russet potatoes, sprinkled generously with spices and covered in vegan cheese and spicy hot jalapeños. Gluten-Free Spiced Potato Nachos One of the things that has gotten me through all of my dietary restrictions is that I used to be able to eat a lot of things.  And now I just try to recreate those comfort food...

Gluten-Free Texas Peach Cobbler

Texas Peach Cobbler Texas peaches are everywhere during the summer. You can get them at the grocery store. Find them at the farmer’s markets. Or even go and pick them yourselves in Fredericksburg. They are one of my favorite summer fruits. I love all the summer fruits, but the peaches are amazing. One of the hardest and challenging things for me over the years has...

Restaurant Style Tex-Mex Rice

Restaurant Style Tex-Mex Rice I love Tex-Mex (a fusion of American and Mexican cuisine).  It is hard to grow up in Texas and not love it.  And we have a lot of incredible Tex-Mex restaurants here in Austin that we frequent on the regular.   I mean what is not to love about enchiladas, tacos, chips and queso, guacamole, salsas, beans and rice.  And there...

Quick Pickled Jalapeños

Quick Pickled Jalapeños When our jalapeño plant is producing well we like to quick pickle the peppers just to use in recipes like spicy chicken spaghetti or to eat with nachos. Or even better, vegan cheese spiced potato nachos.  Most store bought versions of pickled jalapeños either contain yellow dye or distilled grain vinegar. Jeff’s Naturals is a good choice for free and clear pickled...

salad with mango, black beans, wild rice, avocado, tomato, and more veggies

Mango Black Beans Wild Rice Salad

Mango, Black Beans and Wild Rice Salad We eat a lot of salads.   There really is no better way to get all that dietary fiber to feed those gut bugs, good fat, vitamins, minerals and all things good for you in a satisfying meal.   And since mangos are in season right now – we must eat them!  Why not make a mango, black...

Salt Lick Potato Salad Recipe

This is a copy cat of the amazing potato salad at the Salt Lick BBQ. It is naturally gluten-free and dairy-free, too! Salt Lick Potato Salad The Salt Lick is a BBQ institution just outside Austin in Driftwood, Texas.  We’ve been going there since my college days at The University of Texas in Austin starting around 1990.   We take friends when they come to...

Basmati rice with cilantro, garlic, lime and agave

Clean Eating Cilantro Lime Rice

This is a super simple and quick recipe for very tasty cilantro lime rice made from scratch using a few fresh ingredients.  It’s gluten-free, dairy-free and can be made vegan, too. Cilantro Lime Rice Yum!  So I originally posted this recipe for cilantro lime rice in 2015 but it’s getting a picture update and a little more love! We usually eat this as a side...